Forty-two-year-old Bradley Stuart comes into your pharmacy one afternoon to pick up his epilepsy medication. Mr Stuart is a regular customer and his epilepsy has been stable on phenytoin sodium NRIM 100mg for a few years.
You recall seeing a recent supply disruption alert issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) and NHS England for phenytoin sodium NRIM 100mg capsules manufactured by Accord. The notice said that Accord will be out of stock of these capsules until early May 2020, but alternatives are available
How do you manage this stock shortage, and what advice do you give Mr Stuart?
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a condition that affects the central nervous system, with abnormal brain activity that can result in seizures. The seizures